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caused "by the sinking of the street.
And as .yet the representatives of
Marshall Field have failed to disprove
what was shown by that 20-foot ex
cavation, which the men weer dig
ging when the accident occurred. It
was through this hole that the dirt
from the street poured under the
Field building and caused the unOer
minirig. Workingmen were busily engaged
M this morning in protecting Wabash
avenue from collapse.
p The "L" road companies have
c i started an incipient scrap with Mar-
' shall Field & Co. over the startling
jf weakened condition of the retaining
wall. Engineer Fallon of the "L"
companies openly charges careless-
V rjiess and has served warning to
strengthen the Wabash avenue side.
k At the building commissioner's of-
"t jice the sight of a newspaper reporter
. f causes much pain and agitation. This
i morning a reporter from The Day
f Book appeared to find out who was
responsible for approving the plans
& of the Marshall Field building.
. After much nemming and nawing,
Ericsson's secretary finally passed
the buck to Norman eJnsen of the
architectural department, and" Edw.
A. Nordlie, inspector of construction
Building Com. Ericsson, while be
ing interviewed on the collapse of
.Randolph street, said that it was" not
up to him to approve plans for build
ings. His job was merely inspecting
z This information was imparted to
"According to my conception of the
- building commissioner's job it is up
. 'to him to pass on all building plans
before a shovelful of earth is turned,"
gaid the mayor.
Which seems to put the buck clear
ly up to Ericcson.
New York. Gen. Jose Santos Zel
aya, ex-pres. Nicaragua, released.
Warrant for arrest formally withdrawn.
I FITZZPATRICK SAYS 100,000 ARE
OUT OF WORK IN CHICAGO
Pres. John Fitzpatrick o fthe Chi
cago Federation of Labor, asserts
rthat there are more than 100,000 men Ti
find Wnmnn I11a In nl1nrr 47nOT
uuvi nuiucu 1U1C ill VJllll-clgU lUUdjr.
This statement was made after ne
had received reports from labor
agents and others in touch with ex
Prof. Chas. R. Henderson, chair
man of the City Commission ot tne
Unemployed, after hearing this, an
nounced that he would ask Mayor
Harrison to plan some way of reliev
ing the misery that is sure to follow
this period of idleness.
Henderson estimates that 30,000 of
the unemployed are summer work
ers, whose occupation fails when
winter comes on. The balance "of the
unemployed, according to the labor
leaders, are men who have felt the
effects of the curtailment of labor in
steel and allied industries.
According to reports, the applica
tions for jobs have increased ""- nr0
per cent since last year, while the
available have decreased 50 pi , t.
The applications for free lodgings
have also increased about 300 per
HELD FOR $5,000 RANSOM
Friends of W. S. Windham, an
American held for ransom by rebel
chieftains of eTpic, Mexico, today be
gan an earnest attempt to secure the
release of the captive man. "Five
thousand dollars in gold," is the sum
demanded by his captors, under the
leadership of Jsaac Espinosa, at Aca
Sec'y of State Bryan, Sen. Lewis
of Illinois and Smith of Arizona have
been informed of the plight of the
American, who was taken prisoner
following a raid on a ranch.
"Do you know why the Pacific
doesn't run into the Atlantic at Pan- .
ama?" "Spring it" "It's locked'
out" NT Y. World